This documentation covers a development version of IPython. The development version may differ significantly from the latest stable release.


This documentation covers IPython versions 6.0 and higher. Beginning with version 6.0, IPython stopped supporting compatibility with Python versions lower than 3.3 including all versions of Python 2.7.

If you are looking for an IPython version compatible with Python 2.7, please use the IPython 5.x LTS release and refer to its documentation (LTS is the long term support release).

Don’t start a multiline cell with sunken parenthesis

From now on IPython will not ask for the next line of input when given a single line with more closing than opening brackets. For example, this means that if you (mis)type ‘]]’ instead of ‘[]’, a SyntaxError will show up, instead of the ...: prompt continuation.